Account Management




Reporting

  • Run and customize activity statements to view detailed information about your account activity, including positions, cash balances, transactions, and more.
  • Run trade confirmation reports to view all executions.
  • Generate margin reports to see the margin requirements for single and combination positions.
  • Create and run Flex Queries, highly customizable report templates for activity statements and trade confirmations that allow you to specify exactly which fields you want to view and the order in which they should appear.
  • Analyze your trades marked to various benchmarks with Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA). TCA lets you track the quality of your orders' transaction prices versus market conditions.
  • Brokers and Advisors can run a number of specialized reports, including the Advisor Fee Cap report, Client Summary reports, Broker Exception reports, and more.
  • View a number of supplemental reports, including Value at Risk and Stress Test Summary reports.
  • Use PortfolioAnalyst to evaluate the performance of your IB portfolio based on a set of measurement criteria, and compare your results against industry benchmarks.
  • Take control of your taxes with IB's Tax Optimizer, which lets you change automated tax lot-matching methods on the fly to optimize your capital gains and losses.

Funding


  • Set up deposits, withdrawals and position transfers for your IB account.
  • Check the status of your transactions.

  • Save and reuse financial institution information for future transactions.
  • Authenticate pending withdrawal, wire or instruction requests.

Account Configuration

  • Easily configure your financial and regulatory information, pricing structures, advisor qualifications, account aliases and base currency.
  • Institution account master users can manage, view, add and close client accounts.
  • Change personal account information such as account title, name or address.
  • Advisors, Brokers, and Multiple Hedge Fund Investment Managers can set up white branding, which incorporates their own organization's identity into our software and documentation.
  • Upgrade your trading permissions, and subscribe to research and market data.
  • Link multiple accounts together with a single login.
  • Sign up for a Paper Trading account, which lets you enjoy the full range of Trader Workstation's trading capabilities in a simulated environment.
  • Upgrade a Cash Account to a Reg T Margin Account, or a Reg T Margin account to a Portfolio Margin Account.
  • Advisors and Brokers can configure client fees, and Advisors can submit monthly fee invoices for client accounts.

Trading

  • Use QuickTrade to submit orders from within Account Management without having to open a trading platform.
  • Launch Trader Workstation and WebTrader with a click of a button.
  • Set up post-trade allocations to allocate some or all of your US stock and options trades to defined clearing brokers.

Security

  • Change your account password or email address.
  • Institutions can add a layer of security by designating Security Officers to perform and approve Account Management functions.
  • Create secure account access by setting up user access rights and authorizations.
  • Set IP restrictions and client trading restrictions.
  • Protect your account with two-factor authentication with our Secure Login System.
  • Enable or disable client trading.
  • Share your authentication information with another user.
  • Sign up to vote in polls on our website, including the New Features poll.

User Access Rights


Institution Accounts

Create users and control access to your account with our powerful and flexible User Access Rights system.

  • Designate Security Officers, designated employees who create users and authorize functions.
  • Assign access rights to users, client, sub and fund accounts to ensure that the right people have access to only those account functions that they absolutely need to do their jobs.
  • Prevent fraud and embezzlement by controlling who can deposit, withdraw and transfer funds.
  • Implement extra security by dividing account functions between users. For example, give one user the ability to make funding requests, and give another user the ability to view fund status.
  • Create more complex user access arrangements by allowing some users access to subsets of account functions for other client accounts.
  • Modify or remove user permissions and access as your security requirements change.
  • Provide an additional layer of security with authorizations, which lets you designate some users as authorizers for funding and other requests. Whenever one of these requests is made, users who are designated as authorizers must confirm each request before it can be approved.
  • Match user access and authorizations to your organization's security requirements.

Individual Accounts

Individual accounts can add users to an account and grant them rights to specific Account Management functions.

Customer Service

Tracking execution performance and optimizing execution strategies have never been easier with IB's new Transaction Cost Analysis reporting:

  • Submit and track Customer Service inquiries.
  • View and respond to corporate actions.
  • Chat live with an IB Customer Service representative.
  • Access Customer Service tools, including the Trade Cancellation Request, Tax Form Correction and Short Stock Availability tools.

Account Services Highlights

ADR Conversions

Customers who hold supported ADRs can convert ADRs into their ordinary shares.

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Corporate Actions

IB provides all of the tools you need to understand and participate in corporate actions.

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Create and Redeem ETFs

IBLLC cleared customers now have the ability to create and redeem ETFs through Interactive Brokers. Simply phone in your request and IB will facilitate the ETF creation/redemption process with ETF issuers.

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CRM for Advisors and Brokers

Manage your customer relationship life cycle in one place at no extra cost.

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Hedge Fund Marketplace

Our fully electronic Hedge Fund Marketplace allows Hedge Funds who use IB as their principal Prime Broker to market their Funds to eligible IB customers and other participating Hedge Funds.

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IB Custody Accounts

Institutions who want to trade through IB but are prohibited from depositing margin collateral directly with a broker/dealer can open an IB Custody Account.

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IB Universal Account

Interactive Brokers' Universal Account allows you to trade multiple products around the world from a single account.

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Institutional Services

Interactive Brokers gives institutional customers the flexibility to execute and/or clear trades on our platform or with numerous third-party brokers.

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Linked Accounts

Interactive Brokers lets individual account holders link multiple accounts together under a single username and password.

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Partner Referral Program

Our Partner Referral program allows individuals or entities, customers or non-customers to refer clients to IB and receive payouts for eligible client referrals.

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Portfolio Margin

Portfolio Margin uses a risk-based model that determines margin requirements based on historical volatility by valuing a specific portfolio over a range of underlying price and volatility moves.

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Post Trade Allocations

Quickly allocate U.S. stock and option orders post-trade using IB's intuitive web-based Post Trade Allocation tool.

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Prime Broker Services

Our prime brokerage services are built on 38 years of providing innovative technology solutions to our clients.

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Soft Dollars

Interactive Brokers' Soft Dollar Commission Program gives hedge and mutual funds and Professional Advisors the flexibility to offset the costs of purchasing approved research products and services using soft dollars.

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Stock Yield Enhancement Program

Earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account.

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T+1

Buy replacement shares to use against an option assignment to preclude both capital gains and a higher tax liability.

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Tax Reporting

Interactive Brokers provides a variety of useful tools and information for your tax reporting needs.

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Tax Optimizer

Manage your gains and losses for tax purposes.

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